Benefits of Farm Irrigation Modernisation Confirmed

24 Jul 2013 10:29 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the findings of a Dairy Australia report into the costs and benefits of farm irrigation modernisation on dairy farms in the southern Riverina region of NSW and northern Victoria.

The study, undertaken by independent consulting firm, RMCG, found that recovering water for the environment through irrigation upgrades provides substantially better outcomes for farmers and regional communities than straight buy back of irrigators’ water entitlements.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said he is confident the findings would be replicated in other industries that have taken part in the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program.

Read the full media release here.

The "Cost Benefit Analysis of Farm Irrigation Modernisation, May 2013" report is available on the Dairy Australia website www.dairyaustralia.com.au